18 March 2021

Floral Tiara Tournament: Turquoise Daisy vs Diamond Daisy



Our final contest of the week is a daisy duel!


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The Turquoise Daisy Bandeau vs. The Diamond Daisy Bandeau


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This petite diamond and turquoise tiara was one of the wedding presents offered to Princess Margaret of Connaught when she married the future King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden in 1905. The jewel relocated to Denmark with their daughter, Queen Ingrid. Today, it is worn by Princess Margaret's granddaughter, Queen Margrethe II -- an appropriate link, as both shared the nickname "Daisy."


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This delicate tiara was made around 1910, but it didn't arrive in Norway until 2001. That year, King Harald V and Queen Sonja purchased it as a wedding gift for their new daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Mette-Marit. She wore it on her wedding day, and it has been her favorite tiara in the almost two decades that have elapsed since. The sleek diamond sparkler is an excellent complement to Mette-Marit's cool Nordic style.